Last updated: 10/19/2021
COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Travel to the United States
*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
- The number of current COVID-19 cases in Uzbekistan has declined since its peak in late summer 2020. However, the infection rate is increasing significantly again. Currently, most schools continue to operate in-person, and groceries and household supplies are readily available with good distribution and open stores.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Uzbekistan? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
- COVID-19 PCR tests are available at clinics and medical facilities throughout Uzbekistan. The cost of testing is typically between 200,000 and 350,000 Uzbekistani Soum ($20-$35 USD), and is paid by the patient prior to testing. U.S. citizens should inquire with the local government (Mahalla) or hotel for the nearest clinic. The following link includes a list of known clinics in Tashkent that provide PCR tests: https://uz.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-testing-facilities/
- Test results are generally returned via the messaging app Telegram, or through clinic-specific patient portals.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Uzbekistan approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Uzbekistan for U. S. citizens to receive? Yes.
- Which vaccines are available in Uzbekistan? Vaxzevria (also known as Astra Zeneca), Uzbek-Chinese vaccine ZF-UZ-VAC2001, Sputnik, Moderna, Pfizer
- Covid-19 vaccines are available at various polyclinics through the country, and some vaccine clinics are located in grocery stores and bazaars. Vaccination is available for everyone in country.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Uzbekistan but usually need a visa. Please see the Country Specific Information on travel.state.gov for more details.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
- A negative PCR COVID-19 performed within 72 hours of the initiation of travel is required for entry to Uzbekistan. Approved labs for testing in the United States can be found here: http://sanepid.uz/uz/docs/aqsh-hududidagi-tibbiyot-muassasalari-va-laboratoriyalar
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- Arriving passengers must complete a health screening form upon arrival.
- Arriving passengers who do not have a negative PCR test prior to travel will be subject to a rapid screening test at the airport. Passengers with positive results will be required to go to a quarantine facility.
- Visa renewal processes for U.S. citizens currently in Uzbekistan has resumed normal operations.
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Only if they test positive on a PCR test after arrival.
- If US Citizens arrive with a valid negative test, they do not have to quarantine.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Masks are required in all forms of public transportation and taxis.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- Fines exists for non-compliance of mask-wearing and quarantine violation.
- American Citizen Services are currently being offered. Please contact ACSTashkent@state.gov.
- IV and NIV services are currently being offered but not at pre-pandemic levels. Please contact TashkentIV@state.gov or (for NIV) ConsularTashkent@state.gov.
- 103 is the number to call an ambulance from a phone in Uzbekistan.
- 1003 is the hotline for medical questions related to COVID-19, with information provided in Russian and Uzbek only.
- The Government of Uzbekistan has also established an official Telegram channel for information on COVID-19 related measures. The channel can be found at https://t.me/koronavirusinfouz. Please note that downloading the Telegram messaging application is necessary.
- Should any official Uzbek government online resources become available to the general public, this section will be updated.
- Other links:
- You can find more information on the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html
- CDC page on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Travel.state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Uzbekistan.html